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General practice is not to blame for ED crisis

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CQC suspends routine inspections in response to winter pressures

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NHS to save £136m by ‘curbing’ prescription costs

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Adopt new clinical assessment system, urges NHS

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GMC: medical profession at breaking point

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NHS to track winter illness patterns

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New in Infectious Diseases

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Cochrane review: patient reminders improve vaccination uptake

Data show up to 20% higher uptake among adults, adolescents and children.

  • Clinical Essentials from Urol Oncol.
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RC for bladder cancer: 30-day antibiotic course cuts UTI risk by 60%

AUA does not recommend prophylaxis beyond 24 hours.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Stroke.
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Regular dental care tied to 23% lower stroke risk

A paired cohort study of community-dwelling middle-aged and older adults.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Pediatr Infect Dis J
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Influenza in infants: vitamin D for protection

Fewer illnesses, briefer symptoms in babies receiving higher dose.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Pediatrics
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Human rhinovirus: no increased risk for UTI in very young infants

Clinicians treating very young, febrile infants with suspected UTI should forgo focus on HRV.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from JAMA
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Sepsis: postdischarge strategies are essential for survivors

About 50% of survivors develop long-term, serious sequelae requiring treatment.

Hepatitis C Trust calls on Scottish government for eliminating HCV
  • UK Medical News
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Hepatitis C Trust calls on Scottish government for eliminating HCV

A new report was recently published by the UK charity.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Pediatrics
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Aggregate urinalysis proves useful for UTI screening in febrile infants

A new tool for clinicians screening very young infants with fever and possible UTI.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Lancet Respir Med
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Oral prednisolone shortens hospital time for toddlers with viral wheeze

Data reinforce utility of oral corticosteroids in children aged 2-3 years with wheeze.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from MMWR Recomm Rep
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ACIP updates guidelines for Hep B vaccination

Recommendations support universal vaccination within 24 hours of birth.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Vaccine
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National Flu Survey: clinicians not routinely offering influenza vaccine

Uptake is more likely when providers evaluate and recommend immunization.

Infectious disease: Monthly Essentials January 2018
  • Global Monthly Essentials
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Infectious disease: Monthly Essentials January 2018

HPV screening in women aged >65 years | Short vs prolonged beta-lactams for sepsis.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
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Pregnancy UTI: sulfonamides, nitrofurantoin overprescribed despite risks

CDC data show use is common in first trimester despite risk for birth defects.

Injectable virus could help treat brain tumours
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Injectable virus could help treat brain tumours

Therapy could boost potency of other cancer therapies when used in conjunction.